January 17, 2019


INDYCAR Names NTT as Entitlement Sponsor of IndyCar Series

INDYCAR announced today during the North American International Auto Show that global information technology and communications leader NTT has signed a multi-year agreement to become the IndyCar Series Title Partner. In addition, NTT becomes the Official Technology Partner of INDYCAR, the IndyCar® Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s the Brickyard 400 beginning in 2019. INDYCAR will partner with NTT to deliver digital innovations that enhance the fan experience. These innovations include the evolution of INDYCAR’s mobile application and adoption of NTT’s proprietary Smart Platform to support the sport and its venues in delivering better insights into the racing series. “NTT is proud to be associated with INDYCAR and accelerate the future of smart racing. Technological innovations have the potential to change the sport and fan experience......

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January 16, 2019


Mobile lender, Branch, raises Ksh 500M for local expansion

Digital lender Branch International has today announced its largest commercial paper issuance to date, raising Ksh500 million, following a Ksh350 million issuance in 2018 and a Ksh200 million issuance in 2017.

All commercial paper issuances have been arranged by the Centum-owned advisory firm, Barium Capital. This latest investment will be used to continue to expand Branch’s services in Kenya.


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January 15, 2019


Vodacom Video Play secures rights to live stream 2018-19 FA Cup

Vodacom, through its entertainment-streaming platform Video Play, has secured the rights to live-stream the 2018-19 FA Cup, the oldest national football competition in the world.

This means that football lovers, who are on the Vodacom network can register for Video Play and binge on the next five rounds of English football from January until the final on 18 May 2019.


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January 10, 2019


The 2019 trends impacting mobile on the African continent

According to the GMSA Mobile Economy 2018 report for sub-Saharan Africa, mobile subscribers rose by 44% in 2017 and this was further bolstered by an increase in smartphone penetration that rose by 75%. Mobile broadband is anticipated to comprise 87% of total connections by 2025 across 690 million smartphones. According to Joachim Wuilmet, Head of Customer Marketing and Communications MEA at Nokia, Africa is poised at the edge of an evolution, ready to show the rest of the world what it can do with a handful of innovation"...

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December 27, 2018


MTN Moves to Resolve Financial Dispute with Central Bank of Nigeria

MTN Nigeria, a leading telecommunications company operating in the West African country, is making moves to resolve a financial dispute with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had alleged an improper return of $8.1 billion between 2007 and 2015 by MTN Nigeria Communications Limited (MTN Nigeria).

MTN Nigeria has held various engagements"...

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December 23, 2018


Liquid Telecom to establish multi-billion Rand 4G network in South Africa

Liquid Telecom South Africa, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has announced that it will be a multi-billion Rand 4G network in South Africa. From early 2019, wholesale roaming services will be liquid Telecom's network nationwide.

According to Liquid Telecom South Africa CEO, Reshaad Sha: 'This is an exciting development that will enable us to provide Mobile Network Operators and ISPs with open access to our"...

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